Sunday, 27 January 2013

Celebrating winter and favourite quotes

Beau in the snow


Both aperture and angle removed Paris which would have appeared in the background in this shot.

I will post about Paris in the future.

 Side by side
Sand and snow

On a day where the beach was covered of snow.

 End of a season
 Silent winter

I absolutely love the sound of snow.... if you listen you will hear it :) ... I also imagine that snow must be a problem to people who rely only/mostly on sounds around them. Snow gives you a minimalist visual and audible scenery.

 Sound of winter
 "Johnny" ... again :) (see previous posts)

 Winter light

Shot in The New Forest, Hampshire. I have done a fair amount of walking and photography in the New Forest over the past 10 years, I actually find it quite "gloomy", I was going to use the word "morbid", in some ways, due to it's very flat landscape, it's dull-brown heathland and the amount of gorse which I hate. I pay attention to trees and the skyscape mostly. The New Forest also has wonderful woods and heathers will turn it purple in the summer. Apparently people of Bronze Age are to blame for the removal of the dense forest which would have been there originally, which is quite sad considering not much can grow in this infertile soil.

Nowadays, the heathland is maintained by grazing animals and controlled burning,  hence morbid :)) Still, around September/October the landscape can turn golden with yellow/brown and silver reflecting the light creating a near "African landscape".

 Winter (impressionist photography)

 Winter bokeh

Un hiver

There is always colour...

I am mostly a handheld photographer using natural light. Always inspired by winter's low light.

Celebration of nature by Anne Staub - facebook page

Waiting time

"Realism is a corruption of reality" Wallace Stevens

"I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them." Jackson Pollock

“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”
Duane Michals

“Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.” Robert A. Heinlein

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.” Jean-Luc Godard

“I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” Henri Matisse

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." Herman

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking."
George S. Patton

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."
William Blake

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

“The essence of the creative act is to see the familiar as strange"

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"
Anais Nin

A grapefruit is a lemon that had a chance and took advantage of it."
-Oscar Wilde

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"
Henry David Thoreau

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